Our non-credit course, AI and the Constitution: Preserving Limited Government in Digital Environments addresses the continuing relevance of the Fourth Amendment and critically assess the adequacy of existing rules governing the government's acquisition and use of information available in the public domain. By working across government agencies and knowledge areas, we foster collaboration and knowledge-sharing to create meaningful restraints that ensure the responsible deployment of digital technologies.
Stay at the forefront of responsible digital technology deployment within the government while expanding your network of like-minded professionals. Join our course and be empowered to make informed decisions that uphold civil liberties, respect democratic freedoms, and shape the future of digital governance.
What You Will Learn
Through our course, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the legal, ethical, and practical dimensions involved in deploying digital technologies while upholding civil liberties. Our expert instructors will guide you through relevant case studies, current best practices, and emerging trends, equipping you with the necessary tools to navigate the complexities of this rapidly evolving field.
Who Should Attend
Anyone who recognizes the importance of government upholding civil liberties and democratic freedoms while responsibly deploying digital technologies.
Dates & Fees
April 8, 2024 through June 17, 2024
If your US government agency, state agency or military service has an approved rate for continuing education, please contact us at [[w|wgc]].
Can't pay with a credit card? We're here to help. Please contact us at [[w|wgc]].
The course consists on 6 sessions over a 10-week period. This hybrid course includes two in-person meetings in Washington, DC, and online synchronous and asynchronous learning activities throughout the course.
In Person Sessions
There are 2 required in person sessions:
These 2 in person session are currently scheduled to be held at the William & Mary Washington Center, Washington D.C. *Due to evolving CDC guidelines, the in person sessions may move to a virtual setting. Updates will be shared here.
There are 4 synchronous online sessions hosted on Teams. In between sessions there will be readings and activities students will complete asynchronously as their schedule permits.
Session Dates, Times, and Topics
Speakers & Faculty
Professor Mike Dick
Professor Dick is a Visiting Professor of Practice with the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic. Prior to attending William & Mary Law School, he served over 26 years on active duty as a Marine Corps infantry officer. Read more.
Jonathan "Jono" Fischbach
Jonathan "Jono" Fischbach is an Associate Deputy General Counsel at the Department of Defense (DoD). His areas of practice include artificial intelligence, open source information, intelligence enterprise development, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), and intelligence oversight. Read more.
Chris Shenefiel is a CCI Senior Cyber Law Researcher and an Adjunct for Computer Science at William and Mary. He teaches a graduate and undergraduate course in Applied Cybersecurity for the William and Mary Computer Science Department. He guest lectures and performs Cyber Law research in the Law School. Read more.
901 4th St NW Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001. The W&M Washington Center is located on the 7th floor of the DC Bar Association Building.
Parking information is located here. *Students are responsible for covering the associated costs of parking.
607 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20005. The Metro Station is a 17 minute walk from the W&M Washington Center. Metro cards may be purchased in each station and rates are listed here. If you are planning to take the Metro to the in-person sessions, please check the status & alerts page here on the day of traveling.
Union Station Dr NE, Washington, DC 20002Union Station is a 16 minute walk from the W&M Washington Center.Train tickets can be bought here.
Ubers and Lyfts are a popular way to travel through the city. These can be downloaded on your smartphone on the App Store.
Motto by Hilton Washington, DC - 0.3 miles from W&M Washington Center
Can I get a letter of confirmation or a completed form for my agency?
Yes! Please contact us at [[w|wgc]] and we will gladly provide this.
Is this an on campus or virtual program?
The program is hybrid. There are 2 required in person sessions at Washington Center in Washington, DC. They are the first and last sessions of the program. All other sessions are virtual. For more details including dates please see the information under “Course Schedule.”
What happens if I must miss a session?
All virtual sessions will be recorded. If you plan to earn the badge offered upon completion you must attend 5 of the 6 sessions when they are offered.
Where do I park at the Washington Center?
For parking and DC public transportation information please see the section “Travel Details.”
Is there a discount if my agency rate is lower than the program cost?
If your agency rate is lower than the program cost please contact us at [[w|wgc]] and we will gladly discuss options with you.
Can I pay through invoice instead of credit card?
We are happy to accept payment through invoice rather than credit card. Contact us at [[w|wgc]] for payment instructions.
Is there a group rate?
Group rates are available. Contact us at [[w|wgc]] to find out more.
Can I access the course on my government or military computer?
You should be able to access the course on your work computer. Please be sure to access the course before the start date and if you have trouble contact us at [[w|wgc]].
Have more questions?
Please contact us at [[w|wgc]] or give us a call at (757) 221-1411.